3M® Scotchlite® Reflective High-gloss Vinyl Trims are designed for use on safety garments and when properly used, help enhance the visibility of the wearer at night or in low-light conditions when illuminated by headlights. These tapes are suitable to sew onto any outdoor clothing for walkers, runners, bike and horse riders and are especially suitable for traffic and safety vests.
They consist of highly retro-reflective micro-prisms formed on flexible, glossy, and UV-stabilized polymeric film. A flexible vinyl film sealed on the backside of the material encapsulates the micro-prisms and protects the reflective surface from dirt and moisture penetration. Fluorescent red-orange and fluorescent lime-yellow high gloss colors are conspicuous under daytime conditions, particularly at dawn or dusk and on cloudy days.
These layered micro-prismatic reflective vinyl sew-on tapes are all ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Level 2 certified. They maintain their reflectivity through repeated launderings and are supple, durable, and easily wiped clean of oil, coal dust, dirt and grime.
3M micro-prismatic vinyl reflective tapes have reflectivity superior to encapulated lens (glass-bead type) reflective fabric in wet weather. It maintains ANSI Level 2 reflectivity even after 75 wash cycles at 60°C. These wonderful safety tapes are much more reflective, supple, and cold- temperature resistant than other imports. Be seen, be safe! (Genuine 3M Reflective Vinyl Trim has little "crows feet" printed on its surface.)